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The Meaning of Physique[IM Insiders can download a PDF of this Issue Instantly. Learn More]

Physique—most people haven’t heard that one in a while; it’s so old school. Back in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s the word had a direct connection to physical culture—and for that reason it means so much more than the word bodybuilding.

Physique has always been a part of bodybuilding, but it has the connotation of a proportionate body, a muscularly impressive but more athletic physique. Over the years, as the competitive arena has lost that connection to the old-school idea of physique, the importance of proportion in judging the male physique onstage has been diminished.

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